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>> good morning, i'm cornell barnrd, in for carolyn tyler. let's start with a quick first look at the weather with meteorologist lisa argen. >> good morning. we may be looking at live doppler 7hd showing raindrops by the middle of the week. here's the east bay hills camera. not much fog. a little at the surface. 56 concord. and hook for temperatures to slowly climb through the 60s and 70s by noontime. we will get into the warmup. but by the afternoon mid-60s should do it for the inland east bay. 70s bay, 60s coast, and what about the rain? we will talk about it in a few minutes. cornell. >> thank you very much, lisa. breaking news out of the east bay. several people are displaced
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following a house fire in concord. the two alocker room fire broke out just after 6 :00 a.m. crews had the fire undercontrol about an hour later but it caused damage to neighboring homes. no reports of injuries and no word yet on what started that fire. well, this morning firefighters warned that fire season is only going to get worst. the warning comes after a fire comes dangerously close to homes in the east bay. we have the details from contra costa county. >> reporter: they fought the fire from the air and from the ground as it lept to life on the dry, grassy hillside. >> it was scary, absolutely scary. >> homeowners leaped into action without much success. >> i dropped the hose and just took off. >> the fire crept into six yards, burned several retaining walls and trees. everything expected the
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palmers' house to be destroyed. the flames were 30 feet tall when they reached the backyard. >> i started with the garden hose when it was in this area. it was outside the fence. but then before long it got right over here and just jumped. >> the wind just blew it and it just jumped and it was crazy. it went to the left, and then it went to the right. >> bobby and phil ran for their lives as the fire consumed their shed, which was just ten feet from their home. fire crews arrived just in time. they saved the home. words could hardly express the palmers' ' gratitude. >> the smile on your face says it all. >> thank you so much. thank you. >> even as the chief admitted, this could have been a lot worse. >> we could have had a lot of homes with the way the winds are moving right now. it's very difficult. large flames like this. >> the cause of the fire is still under investigation. lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news.
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>> the contra costa fire marshal tells us there has already been significantly more fires so far this year than usual. usually we are at this count in september or october, not mid-june. embers from a wildfire blew across 680 and ag nighted a home. yesterday the owners looked toward rebuilding. sky 7hd captured she's these amazing pictures of the fire. it burned several outbuildings along with heather and evan thornton's home. yesterday they found heather's engagement ring buried in the charred remnants of the bedroom. >> i saved by wedding dress already, and this is just like, everything is going to be all right. our wedding is still going to happen. >> heather's cousin started a campaign to raise money for the wedding. a local church also offered to host their upcoming wedding reception. the wedding was supposed to take
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place at their house. >> officers found a teenage boy at a party shot in the chest. three other people were also chest. they were all taken to the hospital where the teenager died. suspect got way in a car being driven by a woman. and two others may have also been in the car. a pilot is dead after his experimental aircraft crashed near livermore. it happened after 5:00 p.m. yesterday after the pilot of just took off. pilot was probably in trouble from the time he took off. >> we have witnesses that say they saw smoke. based on the pilot's action, if he in fact jumped from the plane, it would lead us to believe perhaps it was on fire and he was in a very, very difficult situation and chose to jump out. >> the pilot's body was found 300 yards from the plane. sparks from the crash set a brush fire that was contained after burning an acre and a and
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a half. >> a monday from san leandro has died at a music festival in los angeles. he was taken to a hospital. the county coroner has not said hu he died. this is a daisy carnival. 140,000 people attended friday night. las vegas police report there were 250 calls for medical help. the death comes after a 15-year-old girl died of a drug overdose at the same festival back in 2010. >> the closer of a popular tourist spot was start this had weekend. lombard street, the so-called cookeddest street in the world, closed down today from noon to six. it will happen over four weekends to ease traffic congestion. but instead of cars, it was clogged with people yesterday. we have more from lombard street. >> reporter: for six hours they
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strolled, snapped pictures and took in one of the most popular sites in the city, the world's crookedest street. >> this is one of our top five. we wanted to go to alcatraz and we wanted to come here also. >> over the years residents have had trouble getting through the gridlock of tourists hoping to drive down the street. this is just a sample. cars lined up past six when they are allowed to drive down again. >> it will be anywhere from a 20 to 40 minute wait on a dally basis at peak hours and that's magnified during the summertime. >> lombard street will be close today vehicle traffic between noon and six on saturday and sunday to see if it's a viable option. >> there doesn't seem to be too much chaos here. in fact, it looks really clear. during a heavy weekend this locks up up here. >> so far he's a fan of the experiment, but he says the real test will come in a couple weekends.
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>> this is the first one so we will see how it goes. 4th of july will be a challenge, i'm sure. it always is. >> residents are given a path allowing them to drive down the street to get home and cabs are also allowed to drive down. for repeat visitors the walk is an opportunity to change-up the experience. >> have you ever been to lombard before? >> i have. >> did you drive down? >> i drove down. but it was awesome. it was totally awesome. and now we are going to try to walk it. >> over the four weekends of the pilot project, they will set the management of traffic and also the management of parking in this neighborhood. in san francisco, abc7 news. >> happening now, the women's half-marathon and 5k run gets underway in the east bay. traffic delays on the intersection of island drive and harbor parkway. and shoreline drive should experience closers and delays
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until about 1:00 this afternoon. tomorrow officials in marin county will take up a proposal for a solar facility that would power more than 500 homes. according to our media partner, "the marin independent journal," the proposed facility would be located on a former rock quarry outside of novato. the $6 million project would have more than solar panels that would generate under two meg watts of electricity. electricity would be delivered to marin clean energy via nearby powerlines. >> the ongoing drought is taking its toll on summer fun for campers in san mateo county. due to conditions, officials say no camping allowed in memorial park for the duration of the season which he understands in -- ends in october. campers with reservations will be contacted by phone or e-mail and will be offered the opportunity to reschedule their reservation for 2015 or request a full refund of camping fees. straight ahead, the next challenge for the men's us soccer team and a preview of the
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match against portugal. here's a live look. a beautiful sun on the san francisco bay. lisa argen will have your forecast coming up in a few minutes. and a programming note. "this week" with george stephanopoulos will be a little later today due to abc's coverage of the world c%p. you can watch "this week" today at 3:00 p.m.
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>> this is abc7 news. >> we are coming back this sunday morning with a beautiful shot of golden gate bridge. slightly foggy out there right now. but no traffic. if you want to head up to the north bay or down into san francisco, no matter where you are. lisa argen will have your forecast coming up in just a few minutes. team usa's second world cup game is today. this time against portugal. there will be reviewing parties at the civic center plaza and other parks. also st. james park in san jose. that game gets underway at 3:00. with the u.s. winning their first match against ghana, everybody is anxious to see how they will do witness portugal. we have [cheers and applause] >> reporter: team usa is gearing up for a rumble in the jungle.
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they beat portugal on sunday and they are looking good to advance to the next round. >> the u.s. is coming off a huge win over ghana. portugal, a bad four-goal loss to germany. but both squads are dealing with significant injuries. the u.s. will be without their. star forward josey. he sprained his hamstring against ghana. and captain chris dempsey will play, but he's banged up. he is not going to wear a facemask for his broken nose. >> if you get hit in the face with a mask, it's still going to hurt. >> the big question is portugal's superstar reigning player of the year. he spent time on the sidelines. at practice this week, nursing a knee injury. >> he's a special player, but he's important to the team. >> the manager said after the ghana game that the u.s. needs to keep better control of the ball. a tougher task without him. >> try to keep it clean. >> the game will be played deep
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in the everglades rainforest. -- the amazon rainforest. conditions are hot and humid and cramping and die hydration are a major concern. >> i don't know if there's much you can get ready for it rather than just being in it. >> there was a record tv audience for the u.s. win over ghana and that was a monday evening game. excitement was building all week for sunday's showdown between diehard soccer fans and the new ones who are just tuning in. abc news, washington. this morning belgium plays russia at 8:30 a.m. and south korea takes on algeria at 11:30. you can watch on abc. abc7 is the only place you can watch. you can also view it on your tablet, smartphone or computer with our abc app. at 3:00 p.m. the match everyone will be watching, team usa versus portugal. you can watch it live on our sister network, espn.
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fans are sharing their excitement with us. these abc7 viewers are clearly portugal fans. we want to see your fan photos. check out this family. you can e-mail your fan photos to ureport@kgotv.com or upload them to our news app or at abc7news.com/ureport. >> i'm anxious for that. >> yeah. we are approaching 70 degrees. we will talk about the first full week of summer. and would you believe we have a little rain to talk about. that's coming up. >> all right. lisa, thanks so much. also next, tens of thousands of race car fans will be at the sonoma raceway for the big nascar race. how the chp will help to
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>> 50,000 nascar fans are expected at sonoma regulation way today. qualifiers were yesterday. jamey mcmurray set a record and won the poll. expect heavy traffic because of the race. to help ease the gridlock, caltran has added extra officers and parking spots at the racetrack and rode signs to direct drivers. the big race starts today at noon. traffic will be bad. i got caught in it yesterday. i was warned, i know. but should be a beautiful day out there today, right? >> yeah, it can get really warm up there. today about 80. that's do-able. here's a look at live doppler 7hd. we are looking at the clouds and low fog. right now there is a delay at the marin coast. sunshine around point reyes and stinson beach. the fog is not going to be far off. even if it starts to pull back
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along ocean beach for a little bit. but overall i think we are looking at the clouds. san mateo with the marine layer up to about 1,000 feet. good morning half moon bay, three mile visibility at 54. the warmer locks from oakland to san carlos. 57 degrees. and here's where it looks like from our east bay hills at about 1700 feet. fog has really dissipated and we are looking at low 60s in fair feel. southwest winds up to 15 miles an hour. we will see 80s, mid-80s. football really nice around the bay with just low 80s returning to concord. and river more. santa rosa, you will get into the low to mid-60s. san jose sunny all morning long. low clouds and fog. they will become quite patchy throughout the rest of the morning and into the afternoon. the coast remains clear. it will be warm inland, and this pattern, if you like it, it continues throughout most of the work week. we will take it for tomorrow and tuesday and maybe a few degrees
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warmer. here's where the fog will sit throughout the rest of the day. and by wednesday, we've got a deep trough that will bring our temperatures down at least 10 degrees. but it can also bring some precip into the north bay. so right now the computer model goes five days out is predicting perhaps the north bay from point reyes, sonoma county and northern marin county could pick up a couple hundred regulates. we will watch it for you. interesting happenings the next couple days. 78 in san jose. enjoy the mid-80s if you head toward gilroy and morgan hill. mid-70s closer to the water from mountain view. 75 palo alto with low 70s for san mateo. by the airport sunshine, mid-60s. 64 downtown. and about 60 in the sun set. daly city rather gray, upper 70s for petaluma. 82 in napa. near east bay more 70s for san
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san leandro. union city warms to 73. castro valley should hit about 75. by 3:00 this afternoon you will take my bicycle the 80s in pleasanton. all wait up to 87 perhaps in antioch. here's the seven-day forecast. temperatures today pretty nice and seasonable. the cooler numbers come our way in the until thursday. trough should slide in late wednesday and thursday and maybe bring a few sprinkles. warmer after that. i'll let you know how warm by keeping track of bay area weather on twitter @live doppler 7hd. kind of exciting for june. >> can use the rain. even a few sprinkles. we'll take it. next, gardening goats. they are helping clear the way for pride weekend. and here are the winning numbers from last night's $60 million power plant draw. the power ball number 26. wednesday night's jackpot grows
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to $70 million. we will be right back.
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heat shields are compromised. we what's that alarm?ures. fuel cell two is down. i'm going to have to guide her in manually. this is very exciting. but i'm at my stop. come again? i'm watching this on the train. it's so hard to leave. good luck with everything. watch tv virtually anywhere with the u-verse tv app. with at&t, the u-verse revolves around you.
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take the nestea plunge. nothing refreshes like nestea. >> four-legged gardeners will
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help clear weeds in preparation for pride weekend. the goats will eat vegetation that overtakes the sight of the pink try angle installation. about 50 will be on hand and are expected to work through the weekend. try angle will be installed toward the top of twin peaks an saturday. i could use those goats at my house. >> yeah, they are around and getting more and more popular. fog is around. it will be around today. we are looking to golden gate bridge right now. visibility is fine but numbers are going to be reflective of the low clouds and fog. santa cruz, still gray with temperatures in the mid-50s. where we have the fog, as warm as it gets, at the coast it won't be that warm. here's san jose. nice and sunny all day. 78 for you later on. and lake tahoe, a beautiful picture. a few high clouds and more upper 70s. a system coming in could bring some thunderstorms to the sierra nevada. maybe a sprinkle or two in the north bay. we are talking late wednesday
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into thursday. today 70 oakland, 83 concord. the accuweather seven-day forecast shows a little bit of a warmup monday and tuesday. wednesday we are dropping the temperatures. cooler weather, maybe some sprinkles and warmer behind it. >> exciting and we will certainly take the rain no matter what the amount is. lisa, thank you so much. thank you for joining us on the abc7 sunday morning news. we are off early this morning because of world cup soccer coverage. and a programming note. you can catch "this week" with george stephanopoulos at 3:00 p.m. today. the news continues online, on twitter, facebook, and all your mobile device was our new abc7 news app. abc7 news continues at 5:00 p.m. today. have a great day, everybody! enjoy the beautiful weather in the bay area and enjoy the soccer world cup coming up next!
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